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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Ranked #176 of 547 Restaurants in Lincoln
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They may have gone slightly downhill, it is certainly dated on the inside, but they don't change the menu, thank goodness, and it is still pretty darn good food, won't pretend it is authentic mexican, but a hispanic friend of mine used to complain growing up because her mom didn't make the chile rellanos (sp?) like the ones at Ticos,... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was good although the salsa could be a little thicker. It is close to downtown so convenient if you are seeing a show or a play.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My fiancé and I decided to try Ticos because neither one of us had been there in years. It was disappointing! The guacamole dip was average. Much better at la mexicana. The food was below average and the beans had a funny taste. The chips have some seasoning on them that doesn't add anything special to it. The salsa was... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Growing up in Lincoln, Ticos was our go-to spot for chile rellenos, and also had the best chips and guacamole. Can't wait to go back, it's been several years since I've had it.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an iconic restaurant in Lincoln, authentic Mexican food and drinks, worth every penny. we had a waitress trainee, so we had few things gone wrong, but still, delicious!

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Grand Island, Nebraska
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Still a Nebraska staple. Food was still good the chips are the same. Decor needs updated. It's still the same as it was in the 80's. Great service.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The nacho wheels were totally bland-they used be very, they've obviously changed their meat during the last year. I ordered enchiladas and one of them had no filling! Our service was awful! Our drinks were empty most of the time and there was only 3 other tables. The wait staff way too busy talking and gossiping around cash register. NEVER... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Tico's is an institution in Lincoln!...the chips and salsa they start your meal experience with STILL spicy, addictive and delicious!!!....I always have the Chile Rellano...my husband had a chicken dish.....FABULOUS!...Cessa was our server and she was attentive, quick and receptive to all of our needs!....GO! just GO!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great menu. This restaurant is known for their Ticoritos. The original margarita on the rocks with salt on the rim is a good beverage choice

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Pahokee, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This restaurant offers a large selection of menu items with standard dishes as well as the option to build your own combination with anywhere from two to four items. Portion size in my experience is good. The chicken and cream cheese enchilada is pretty good. Other than that, I've only ever had ground beef as the meat in my items.... More

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